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Old 11-01-2004, 11:53 AM   #1
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Ye ole chicken in crock pot dilemma

I am putting a chicken in the crock pot in about an hour.
What on earth can I do to it to make it better than usual?
I have many ingredients so I'll patiently wait for responses.
Lot's of potatoes for sure so I'll make mashed for dinner.
Is there a way to brown it so it's not just a soggy mess of limp meat when it's finished? Husband doesn't like microwaves meats as he says they're always like stewed or boiled without much flavor.

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Old 11-01-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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What is "usual", lefse? How do you normally cook it?
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Old 11-01-2004, 11:59 AM   #3
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Wow - so much to think about there....

You could always "spice it up" and throw in tomatoes, onions, some minced jalepeno & cilantro...
Then serve it with a dollop of sour cream and some avocado slices.

(I saw SoCal and immediately thought "mexican food"!)
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oops - forgot -
serve on a bed of mexican rice.
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rub it down with butter, salt and pepper it, add some thyme or rosemary, either being fresh, sprinkle on top of it, and let it go. I'd like to somehow have it brown and crusty which I think isn't possible in the crock.
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Re: ye ole chix in crock pot dilemma

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I am putting a chicken in the crock pot in about an hour.
What on earth can I do to it to make it better than usual?
I have many ingredients so I'll patiently wait for responses.
Lot's of potatoes for sure so I'll make mashed for dinner.
Is there a way to brown it so it's not just a soggy mess of limp meat when it's finished? Husband doesn't like microwaves meats as he says they're always like stewed or boiled without much flavor.

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lol lefselover.. are you of English descent? lol.. "Ye ole chix.. "
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Old 11-01-2004, 12:04 PM   #7
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season well, brown in skillet and add to water and white navy beans, in the crock pot add some carrots and 2 whole onions (stud one w/about 3cloves) and a bay leaf and let it go.might want to start the beans, put the chicken pieces and the rest in after an hour or so. add a couple of links of sausage in there at any point. yummy stuff. season to taste, but I like summer savory and thyme with the beans along w/salt &Pepper of course!
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rub it down with butter, salt and pepper it, add some thyme or rosemary, either being fresh, sprinkle on top of it, and let it go. I'd like to somehow have it brown and crusty which I think isn't possible in the crock.
The crockpot is not going to facilitate a crusty skin, that's for sure, but flouring and searing the chicken first, then adding to the crock pot, will help some.

I like to add lots of onions, some garlic, fresh parsley, chopped turnips, several plum tomatoes, green beans and tarragon leaves into the pot with about 1/2 cup of chicken broth, then drizzle with 2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. Once plated, I drizzle with fresh lemon juice. Serve with a fresh green salad and sliced fruit for dessert.
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I was just kidding lefselover
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